The April 7th Gallery Auction includes a vast and impressive collection of Chinese, Chinese Export and Japanese porcelain items. I sat down with James J. Plumer, resident Asian Arts specialist, to ask him about the exciting upcoming auction. “What I love most about this auction is the diversity of ceramics,” Plumer stated. He continued, “From domestic monochrome to Japanese Imari, and everything in between, we have something for every porcelain collector in this auction.”
JP’s Favorite Lots:
Lot 1111c: A Pair Chinese Carved Zitan Dragon Chairs
Early 20th century; x-frame throne chair, open rope seat, back splat with relief-carved dragon motif, curving crest rail terminating with dragon head arms, the footrest and seat corners with metal overlay, 43 1/2 in. H, 30 1/4 in. W, 26 1/4 in. D.
Lot 1207: A Chinese Cloisonne and Bronze Table Mirror
Late 19th/early 20th century; cloisonne framed mirror, supported by bronze phoenixes, on cloisonne and reticulated bronze base, 17 in. H., 10 in. W.
Lot 1279: A Pair Chinese Export Pseudo Tobacco Leaf Plates
Circa 1760; high over and underglaze Famille Rose floral enamels, 9 3/4 in. Diam.
Lot 1285: A Pair Chinese Porcelain Bowls
Highest quality enamel decorations, exterior with Famille Jaune and Rose enamels with nine polychrome dragons, sepia interior with Greek key and scroll bands, four polychrome dragons and pair of cranes in center with stamped gilt roundels, underglaze Yungzheng mark, 2 1/4 in. H., 5 1/2 in. Diam.
Lot 1286: A Chinese Export Mandarin Palette Punch Pot
Circa 1775; large globular handled pot with cross hatching and two large court scene vignettes with gilt accents, 8 in. H.
Lot 1303: A Chinese Export Rose Mandarin Double Gourd Vase
Circa 1840; large lidded vase, top section having figures framed by large light blue bats; bottom section with court scenes framed by gilt Greek key border, 25 in. H.
Lot 1334: A Japanese Satsuma Vase
20th century; vase depicting procession of revelers, most dressed in fantastic costumes, signed, 7 1/2 in. H.
Fun fact: Satsuma is a type of Japanese pottery with a distinctive creamy beige crackled glaze.
Lot 1343: A Chinese Export Rose Medallion Garden Seat
Third quarter-19th century; barrel form with vivid enamel decoration, 18 in. H., 13 in. Diam.
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